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When Do You Need to Hire a Professional for Interior Painting Services?



interior paintingOne of the most popular DIY home improvement projects is interior painting, and it’s not hard to see why. Painting your Santa Rosa home won’t necessarily require a huge amount of skill, it can be relatively low-cost, and it can have a huge effect on the way your home looks and feels.

But before you decide to paint your home on your own, you should consider everything that the project is going to entail. In some instances, it’s much better to hire a professional for this job than it is to do by yourself. You should consider how safe the project will be, how stressful it might be, and whether or not you have the proper skills and equipment to perform the job.

The professionals at Monument Home Services can provide you with high quality interior painting services if you do decide to hire professional, and we’ve also put together a list of questions you should ask yourself before you attempt a painting project on your own:

Will This Part of Your Home Be Difficult to Paint?

Before you head to the hardware store to buy a few cans of paint, you should consider exactly what this project is going to entail. Some painting projects can certainly be done without without professional help, depending on the results that the homeowner is looking for. But before you attempt to paint your Santa Rosa home interior, consider some of the specific qualities of the room and decide if you can realistically handle the job.

The most important factor is probably the height of your ceilings. High ceilings will be difficult to reach, and if they’re high enough, a ladder may be unsafe. You’ll also want to consider:

  • The amount of furniture that will need to be moved
  • Any large appliances in the room
  • The trim in the room
  • Interior painting colors that match your existing decor

Is There Any Lead Paint in Your Home?

Before you being any painting, you’ll need to determine whether there is any lead paint in your home. If your Santa Rosa home was built more than 50 years ago, it’s very likely that you have some lead paint in your home.

If you don’t hire a professional painter, you’ll have to determine whether any of the paint on your walls is lead-based, and you will need to remove it and dispose of it properly.

How Much Painting Experience Do You Have?

Remember: if you want professional results, there’s no substitute for hiring a professional.

Of course, if you have the necessary skills and experience, you can do this job on your own. Take a realistic look at:

  1. Your skill-set and experience with painting
  2. The expectations that you have for this project

If you’re not going to be able to produce the results you want for your Santa Rosa home’s interior painting project, a professional will.

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